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Category Archive for 'Theocracy'

So much money working against us, but they still can’t stop us from voting: Have you heard of “The Gathering,” a conference of extreme hard right Christian funders, which starts Thursday in Orlando FL? “The Gathering,” an event put on by Washington’s shadowy hard rightwing “Church” known only as “THE FAMILY”/”THE FELLOWSHIP” (“THE FAMILY” also […]

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I guess it didn’t occur to them to provide food and job training? An Alabama megachurch recently held an open house to showcase their $26 million multipurpose complex complete with a 12-lane bowling center, wedding venue, fitness center, and cafe. Faith Chapel Christian Center located near Birmingham funded the project with tithes and offerings from […]

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What would women do without brave doctors like this? Yet another hero: After medical school, he bought a big house and a nice car and overstuffed his refrigerator the way people from poverty do, but those satisfactions soon seemed empty. He dated but never quite settled down. Inspired by Gandhi’s idea that the Gospel should […]

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Not at all surprised that no one’s paying attention to the church on sex. Is anyone? VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican conceded Thursday that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant and officials pledged not to “close our eyes to anything” when it opens a two-year debate on […]

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I don’t know why I always knew not to listen to this kind of crap when I went through Catholic school, but I did know and I’m grateful I did. I can’t imagine what it would be like to believe this. Al-Jazeera: Raised in a conservative Mennonite home in rural Ohio, Katie Landry was a […]

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CA Baptist congregation changes view on homosexuality after pastor’s son comes out (via Raw Story ) A church in California has decided to reject the Southern Baptist Convention’s official position on homosexuality after a pastor told members that his son was gay. In a letter to Christianity with Humanity blogger John Shore last week, New […]

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This is why we’re so lucky to live in a “Christian” nation: Florida woman accused of killing 2-year-old while re-enacting Bible story (via Raw Story ) A Florida woman is accused of drowning one child after trying to poison another, in what she described as accordance with a local pastor’s sermon, WPEC-TV reported on Wednesday. […]

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We didn’t need that separation of church and state, anyway: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a town in upstate New York may begin its public meetings with a prayer from a “chaplain of the month.” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority in the 5-to-4 decision, said “ceremonial prayer is […]

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And after they accomplish this, they can work on forcing women to dress like the Mormon fundamentalists in “Big Love”! Talk about a winning issue! But let’s not miss the main point here: Extremists have been very effective is passing legislation that was unthinkable 30 years ago: For years, social conservatives have been fighting to […]

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You’re shocked, right? When Obamacare compelled businesses to include emergency contraception in employee health care plans, Hobby Lobby, a national chain of craft stores, fought the law all the way to the Supreme Court. The Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, the company’s owners argued, forced them to violate their religious beliefs. But while it was suing […]

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